Several volunteers from Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC) along with a company group of 10 people from SunOpta have cleaned up the plantings in the public park at King and John streets.
Over two hours on Friday afternoon, July 14, hundreds of weeds were removed from the edges of the areas planted in October 2020.
We’re very grateful to all the volunteers. The team from SunOpta are based in St. Davids. SunOpta is a leading global company focused on natural food, ingredient sourcing, organic food, and specialty foods. SunOpta had contacted the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) asking about opportunities to participate in community projects and NPCA connected them with Friends of One Mile Creek.
Volunteers planted 450 native plants and shrubs on Oct. 24, 2020, in the park area at the corner of King and John St. in Old Town in the restoration project organized by Friends of One Mile Creek. Subsequently in 2021 and 2022, we’ve done mulching and weeding.
The survival rates of the 2020 plantings are quite high.
We hope to tackle another section of the plantings with another weeding marathon later this year.